Another Teacher

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”. Carl Jung I have a teacher who is not one of my normal gurus. She is a person I have met in many guises in many countries.  This is a good opportunity to learn the lessons without signing up for a […]

December Thoughts

I generally don’t live in the past. I fast-forward and visualize the future. Even my precious memories are vague. I hear friends who can relay a moment-by-moment saga of their children’s lives and I feel a bit guilty. sSometimes I wonder if I was ever present in those moments. But I have moments of nostalgia. […]

Another Lesson in Acceptance

THE GUEST HOUSE This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. […]

Let Go…Let Go

I am impressed once more with the power of letting go. I forget that I have that power.That when I release myself from frustration and stop struggling. The struggle ends. Sometimes it makes life so easy. Then I wonder why I cared so much. I’m puzzled by my tenacity in wasting precious moments of my […]

Christmas Grief

Reprinted from My Life Class The restlessness, when identified, emerges as grief.  It is stomach-wrenching, soul-disturbing, mind-shuffling grief. But why?  What?  Who?  It makes no sense to me.  My choices are my own. I have talked to each of my children and grandchildren in the last few days.  Knowing that I wouldn’t see any of […]

Available for…

Reprinted from My Life Class Am I emotionally available?  What does that mean? Maybe.  I dunno.  Kinda.  WhatEVER! I can’t really decide whether “emotionally available” is just a new catch phrase or if it truly is a question I should be exploring. Probably the latter. Because my mother would have been in the “unavailable” category. […]

She’s No Prize

Reprinted from My  Life Class Am I the only one who bristles? My husband was describing the new love interest of one of my daughter’s friends.  The whole backstory is of a young man in high school whose entire background is unknown to me.  I only know that his father is single again after having […]

Spirituality – a Definition of Hope

Reposted from My Life Class The Reverend Ed Bacon’s definition of spirituality was exciting to me.  When I search for his philosophies online, I find that he has defined it in many ways that are meaningful to me.  And in response to Oprah’s request for him to define it,  he said  that to him, spirituality […]

God Knows I’m Praying

Reprinted from My  Life Class I’m so pumped. After watching Rainn Wilson on Super Soul Sunday, I actually looked for a Baha’i group locally.  No luck in my area. The concepts of openness to all religious, and blindness to color and race drew me.  Maybe I should investigate the gender factor, but… Oh, well.  I’ve […]